Growth is busted

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10 Mar 2009

I see that yet another documentary, Hooked on growth, is being made claiming that we should break our supposed addiction to growth. Surely it is time for Dave Gardner – the producer, director and writer of the film who describes himself as the “voice of reason in Colorado Springs” – and others like him to change their tune? Now that the world economy looks set to shrink for the first time since 1945 how about a documentary in praise of rising unemployment, falling living standards and cuts in consumption? Presumably the pain the world economy is suffering is welcome from their jaundiced perspective?